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Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? #2856686
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We're purchasing a home and the seller has offered the piano for sale. Neither my wife nor I play, but expect that our daughter will enroll as soon as she's old enough - so it would be nice to have.

I'm having trouble finding out much info. It's a polished black baby grand. Manufacturer is Everett. Numbers stamed into it (I'm told this isn't a serial number) is DG 09259. Inside it has a logo that says "World Class German Technic"

Sounds like this was once a reputable Boston Brand, bought by Yamaha.. manufactured by Baldwin, but that all ended in 1989. I see reference to a chinese brand making them?

At the end of the day, I'd love to come up with a ballpark offer. It's in showroom condition.

any insights?

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Re: Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? [Re: BenjaminJames] #2856690
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It will probably cost them anywhere from $500-1000 to move it depending on where they're going, and another $500 to get it into tuning shape at the other end. So I'd play the card that you're not in the market for a piano, but offer to let them leave it behind as a piece of furniture and you're probably saving them at least $1500. The serial number should be on the plate (the big metal thing under the lid) and it will be 5 or 6 numeric digits. That would tell you when it was manufactured and you could get a better handle on how much it might be worth. Even if you buy it, all pianos feel and sound different so your daughter might not like it if she does start to play.


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Re: Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? [Re: BenjaminJames] #2856731
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Originally Posted by BenjaminJames
We're purchasing a home and the seller has offered the piano for sale. Neither my wife nor I play, but expect that our daughter will enroll as soon as she's old enough - so it would be nice to have.

I'm having trouble finding out much info. It's a polished black baby grand. Manufacturer is Everett. Numbers stamed into it (I'm told this isn't a serial number) is DG 09259. Inside it has a logo that says "World Class German Technic"

Sounds like this was once a reputable Boston Brand, bought by Yamaha.. manufactured by Baldwin, but that all ended in 1989. I see reference to a chinese brand making them?

At the end of the day, I'd love to come up with a ballpark offer. It's in showroom condition.

any insights?


DG 09259 is indeed the piano's serial number. It indicates that the piano was built by the Dongbei Piano Company in China - which manufactured pianos using the Everett name between 1995 and 2016. These Everetts have nothing to do with the Everett's built in South Haven Michigan until 1989. The only thing they have in common is the name. Perhaps someone here with access to that information can give you a specific build date based on the serial number. The current owners should be able to tell you exactly when they purchased the piano and whether they are the original owners. They should also tell you how much they paid for it and how frequently it has been tuned.


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Re: Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? [Re: BenjaminJames] #2856790
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I agree with Marks general analysis.

If the owner is only moving locally, the move cost is probably closer to $400. If they insist on making you pay for it, hire a Technician to inspect it. Dongbei pianos can have issues. Showroom condition is not the plus you would assume. If it was properly serviced and the crudeness mitigated, it might be worth paying $500 to keep it if you like it because you could probably trade it in for that amount if it passes inspection and you want something better later.


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Re: Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? [Re: BenjaminJames] #2856804
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I wonder about people who do not read the original post. The piano is in the house that they are buying. Moving costs are irrelevant.

I suspect that it is a good piano, that they are anxious to sell, and you are the logical people to sell to. It would save the sellers a lot of trouble.

What I would suggest is calling a local technician or dealer and asking for a selling price and a buying price, and coming up with a compromise.


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Re: Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? [Re: BenjaminJames] #2856806
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It seems to me that everyone who responded did, indeed, read and understand the original post. smile


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Re: Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? [Re: BenjaminJames] #2856810
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Welcome to Piano World, BenjaminJames!

As you can see thus far, PW can be a lively place with lots of opinions, often differing drastically at times. smile

I think your situation, buying a new home with the piano already there, and the sellers not wanting to take it with them, happens more often than we think. My nephew bought an older home and the sellers left a fairly decent Cable console upright piano in the home. They (sellers) were supposed to come back and get it but never did. About a year later, my nephew called the sellers of the home and asked when they are coming to get their piano, because he wanted to refinish the floor in the room where the piano was. The sellers told him he could have the piano.

My mom visited my nephew to look at his new hard-wood floor he installed and asked about the piano. My nephew said he was going to sell the piano. Mom asked how much he wanted for it. He said he'd sell it to her for $100. Mom bought the old Cable console and gave it to me. That was my first acoustic piano, and it started me on a path to becoming a piano enthusiast and wannabe player. Now, I have 5 acoustic pianos, although I gave the Cable console to my granddaughter.

I said all that to say this... if you and your family really like the piano, I'd search the internet for similar Chinese made baby grands for sale, of the same size and age, regardless of the name on the fallboard and get an idea of the price ranges. Carey is right, the only thing Everett about the piano is name on the fallboard. But, it could still be a nice piano for your family.

I also agree that you should have a qualified piano tech check it out. The outside may look like showroom condition, but the innards of an acoustic are more important than the aesthetics, although that is important too...

I also agree that this situation might be an opportunity to get the piano at a good price, since I'm sure you are likely paying a premium for the real estate itself.

I hope it all works out for you! smile

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Re: Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? [Re: Rickster] #2857179
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Originally Posted by Rickster
Welcome to Piano World, BenjaminJames!

As you can see thus far, PW can be a lively place with lots of opinions, often differing drastically at times. smile

I think your situation, buying a new home with the piano already there, and the sellers not wanting to take it with them, happens more often than we think. My nephew bought an older home and the sellers left a fairly decent Cable console upright piano in the home. They (sellers) were supposed to come back and get it but never did. About a year later, my nephew called the sellers of the home and asked when they are coming to get their piano, because he wanted to refinish the floor in the room where the piano was. The sellers told him he could have the piano.

My mom visited my nephew to look at his new hard-wood floor he installed and asked about the piano. My nephew said he was going to sell the piano. Mom asked how much he wanted for it. He said he'd sell it to her for $100. Mom bought the old Cable console and gave it to me. That was my first acoustic piano, and it started me on a path to becoming a piano enthusiast and wannabe player. Now, I have 5 acoustic pianos, although I gave the Cable console to my granddaughter.

I said all that to say this... if you and your family really like the piano, I'd search the internet for similar Chinese made baby grands for sale, of the same size and age, regardless of the name on the fallboard and get an idea of the price ranges. Carey is right, the only thing Everett about the piano is name on the fallboard. But, it could still be a nice piano for your family.

I also agree that you should have a qualified piano tech check it out. The outside may look like showroom condition, but the innards of an acoustic are more important than the aesthetics, although that is important too...

I also agree that this situation might be an opportunity to get the piano at a good price, since I'm sure you are likely paying a premium for the real estate itself.

I hope it all works out for you! smile

Rick


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Re: Everett Baby Grand.. any insights? [Re: Carey] #2857881
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Thanks!! Great info and very insightful.


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